Announcements Week of 10/29
Announcements Week of 10/29
Sara Middlebrook
Friday, October 26, 2018

CTA GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (Week of 10/29)

PROGRESS REPORTS:  Progress reports are available on the Infinite Campus portal for students in grades 3-12. Please contact Sara Middlebrook at smiddlebrook@ctachargers.org if you need an account set up.

CTA’S YOUNG WOMEN’S GROUP:  Students in 6th-12th grades. Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3-4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Bangma’s room (#108).

CHARGERS SPELLING CLUB (Grades 3-8):  Join Mrs. Bangma on Mondays (beginning Oct. 29) from 3-3:30 p.m. to work on spelling for the Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee will take place Jan. 17. Look for more information to come with your child.

BASKETBALL CONDITIONING/TRYOUTS:  All students must have current physical on file.

  • BOYS: Basketball events will be from 3:45-5:15 P.M. at Beach Elementary in the the Cedar Springs Schools Complex. You may not enter the building until 3:40. Please enter from the rear of the building. Tryouts will begin Monday and continue until the team has been named (Friday at the latest.) Athletes trying out will know by the time they leave each night, if they will be back the next day. Contact Coach Bowmar (tbowmar@ctachargers.org) if you have questions.

  • GIRLS: Practice will be held at CTA from 3:15-4:45 p.m. Contact Coach Perry (lperry@ctachargers.org) if you have questions.

CLASSROOM WISH LISTS:  The teachers keep ongoing “Wish Lists” on our website, but here is the link: https://bit.ly/2AgkWvW. Please be sure to check this page out occasionally if you are looking to donate something to a class/teacher as it is always changing!

YEARBOOK CLUB NEEDS MEMBERS:  Any 7-12th graders interested in helping create this year’s yearbook are welcome to join the Yearbook Club. We meet every other Wednesday in Mrs. Rose’s room (room 202 in the high school) from 2:45pm - 3:45pm. If you have questions, please ask Mrs. Rose or one of our amazing members!

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT:

  • ELEMENTARY CONCERT “THE POLAR EXPRESS”:  Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium. Students must arrive by 5:15 p.m. Look for more details to come home with your child!

  • CHARGER VOICES TO PERFORM AT GRACE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL GAME: Students will be singing the national anthem at the Grace Christian University Basketball game on Tuesday, October 30th at 7 pm. All students in Charger Voices are required to sing at this event. All are invited to attend - FREE admission for Chargers and their immediate family members if they mention at the door that they are a Charger!

  • CHARGER VOICES T-SHIRTS: Students need to bring in $15 cash or check made out to CTA for the Charger Voices T-Shirts that we will be wearing at the game.

  • CHARGER VOICES STUDENTS ARE SELLING CANDY BARS to raise money for our spring festival trip. Please support the choir and consider buying a candy bar.

K-12 TUTORING AVAILABLE: The National Honor Society will be providing free tutoring after school every Thursday until 4pm. This is open to all students at CTA, and is a drop in session. If you have an elementary student you would like to attend these tutoring sessions, please contact Mrs. Rose at trose@ctachargers.org  in order to ensure your student is picked up by our NHS team. Students can be picked up in Mrs. Rose’s room at 4 p.m.

Cedar Springs Parks and Rec:  CS Parks and Rec is offering multiple basketball opportunities for students in grades 3-6. Be sure to check out the different programs on their website and keep your children playing through the winter! http://www.csaparksandrec.com/programs/

International Exchange Student Host Families Needed: This year we have one student who is still in need of a permanent host family. Binh from Vietnam is attending CTA for his senior year of High School. He is with a welcome family, but would like to be placed with a local family in the school district. Binh has excellent English skills, outstanding academics, and extremely polite. This is his second year in the United States. He spent last year in Georgia. He enjoys playing soccer, sports, hanging out with friends and watching American movies. He likes to play with children, or just hang out and entertain himself. He is very easy going and gets along with everyone! For more information you can contact the ECEP office at 616-951-7010 or email us at ecep@ecepnet.org.